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How Super Eagles’ players dominated football news in Europe after COVID-19 break

Super Eagles stars have continued to dominate football news across the globe from headlining transfer news to setting records at club level.

Last weekend, Oghenekaro Etebo scored his first ever goal in LaLiga to help Getafe secure a 1-1 home draw against Eibar.

Etebo, currently on loan to Getafe from Stoke City, gave his side the lead in the 30th minute. It was his first goal in the Spanish top flight after 25 games.

But on the stroke of half-time Eibar equalized, thanks to Charles, before Etebo was replaced on 69 minutes for Jason after he sustained a muscle injury. The game was Etebo’s ninth LaLiga appearance this season.

Wilfred Ndidi also played all 90 minutes for Leicester City, who were held 1-1 by Watford.

His compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho, came on in the 83rd minute for his 13th league appearance of the season.

In the English Championship, Semi Ajayi played the entire duration in West Brom’s goalless draw at home to Birmingham.

In the Italian Serie A, defender Ola Aina came on for Alex Berenguer in the 68th minute of Torino’s 1-1 home draw against Parma.

Nicolas N’koulou gave Torino the lead after 15 minutes, but Juraj Kicks restored parity on the half hour mark.

The game was Aina’s 21st appearance in the league this season.

In the Bundesliga, Nigerian striker Anthony Ujah was on for 62 minutes in Union Berlin’s 4-0 loss to Hoffenheim.

Right-back Jamilu Collins, was in action as relegated Paderborn were beaten 3-1 at home by Monchengladbach.

Newly invited Super Eagles defender Kingsley Ehizibue played 87 minutes before he was taken off in Koln’s 1-1 home draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.

CANDIIDONLINE reports that many famous footballers from Nigeria play for different clubs overseas. These footballers’ talents and skills make them choice men among clubs outside the country.

Of course, there are many Nigerians who were born abroad with mixed roots who now proudly wear Nigerian colours.

Here are the other famous and promising football players who represent Nigeria at the international level and names of their soccer teams. Many names may not be new because soccer players from Nigeria manage to build successful careers abroad.

Most Nigerian players who go abroad to build impressive careers took their first football steps in different squads within our big country.

Nigerians abroad score for English FCs, European teams, and others. Many footballers abroad do not forget their motherland and do everything they can to promote our nation and make our countrymen proud of them.

Some of these footballers were born in our country, and others, outside Nigeria but by Nigerian parents. They are also members of clubs in Asia and other parts of Europe.

Ahmed Musa – he now represents the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
Victor Moses – currently on loan for Turkish club Fenerbahce
Henry Onyekuru – he is on loan for Turkish club Galatasaray
Chidozie Awaziem – this man is on loan for Turkish FC Caykur Rizespor
William Troost-Ekong – he is a member of the Italian football club Udinese
Ola Aina – he scores for the Italian club Torino on loan from Chelsea
Chuba Akpom – the Greek club PAOK is proud to have him
Emmanuel Emenike – plays for Spanish FC Las Palmas on loan
Brown Ideye – he scores for Spanish FC Malaga
Isaac Success – he is on loan for Malaga in Spain

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Written by Mateen Badru

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